Monday, April 14th, 2014

Christoph Straube

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Enamel necklaces/brooches In making of these jewellery pieces I have limited myself to using simple basic shapes. By means of finely painted black enamel lines on a white background coating, they are reminiscent of sketch-like ink drawings and look like reproductions of traditional jewellery that have been complemented by an ironic touch. The basic shapes which I use confine myself in terms of form-giving and functionality. Though, in my work as a jewellery maker I appreciate these constraints, because creative freedom can be experienced through them even more.

 

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I’ve been intrigued by the jewels of Christoph Straube and fortunately I was able to see them in Munich last month. He was a selected artist for Schmuck 2014 but I also saw his work at the JAC stand at the Handwerk & Design Fair. The white enamel is like a sheet of paper where he designs basic forms and, with the use of perspective, his pieces show a strong three-dimensional effect reinforced by the absence of color.

 

Estava ben intrigada amb les joies d’en Christoph Straube i afortunadament les vaig poder veure a Munich el mes passat. Era un dels artistes seleccionats a Schmuck 2014 i a més les seves peces també les vaig trobar al stand del JAC a la fira Handwerk & Design. L’esmalt blanc és com un full de paper on ell dibuixa formes simples i tot fent servir la perspectiva les joies adopten un efecte de tres dimensions reforçat per l’absència de color.


One Response to “Christoph Straube”

  1. Beautiful work, very intriguing. Thanks for showing Montserrat.

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